Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Drawing with kids

I am in the midst of running drawing workshops at an eastern Melbourne primary school.
The focus of the class is learning to draw a face using guidelines to help with placement and proportion. For this exercise I have given the children one of two critically endangered animals to draw, the Amur Leopard and the Sumatran Tiger. The lines on the template show where the top of the eyes go and also the top of the nose and the centreline of the face.

On Monday I was working with children in Grades 3 and 4. They only had 40 minutes to complete the lesson on an A3 sheet of paper. We did it step by step so each child was working at the same pace, with some classes drawing the leopard and the others drawing the tiger. Below are some of the wonderful drawings they did. The children were really pleased with their results and were excited to know that they could use this technique to draw other animal faces as well.

I am absolutely in love with the children's drawings. They all have their own unique personalities and are incredibly gorgeous. I am looking forward to working with the younger children to see their results. Well done kids.

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